“Basang Maam” by Linda Dounia

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    Basang Maam

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Artist Statement:

    Generative art. This body of work codifies weaving patterns of rabaal fabric, typically used in Senegal for weddings and baptisms. The fabric covers a bride as she leaves her parents’ home to join her husband or to cover a mother and her newborn. It’s a dense fabric with geometric patterns woven by artisans whose craft was perfected over generations. Beneath the soothingly repetitive patterns of rabaal, there is elegant mathematics at play. The knowledge of these patterns and how to weave them is passed down from generations of traditional dyers and weavers.



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